What does the 'kissing' mean for angels?

Tom
  • #1
Angel and Stanley were locking mouths tonight and I don't know if that is a sign of them both being the same gender or if that means that they are just proving to be a good mate to the other one. Please help, I don't want to end up with dead angelfish on my hands.
Tom
 
Sabi
  • #2
If I remember correctly JI'm said that before is 2 angels became a pair they did "lock mouths and danced", so maybe they are a pair. Anyway i'm just guessing someone will come up with an answer. Its interesting though, mine never did this.
 
Tom
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  • #3
I was just terrified last night to see them doing that. My rams do that sometimes but that is to show where each of their territory, so it makes sense.
Tom
 
Allie
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My Angel did that with Sunny RIP they paired off too. They also ruled the tank.
 
Isabella
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LOL, it's interesting when they do that, isn't it. Mine don't really do that anymore, but I've seen them do that a few times in the past. I never knew what that meant either.
 
Butterfly
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Angels will lip lock especially when they are pairing up to mate. this is a basic "are you man/woman to be father/mother of the fry" I guess just a trial to make sure the prospective parent will be a strong specimen, like survival of the fitest (sp).
Weak specimen probably don't last long in the wild. as far as I know this tends to be a cichlid characteristic.
Carol
 
Tom
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  • #7
Angels will lip lock especially when they are pairing up to mate. this is a basic "are you man/woman to be father/mother of the fry" I guess just a trial to make sure the prospective parent will be a strong specimen, like survival of the fitest (sp).
Weak specimen probably don't last long in the wild. as far as I know this tends to be a cichlid characteristic.
Carol

That's what I had thought but wanted to make sure first. Anyway, they have stopped doing it and seem fine now.
Tom
 
Butterfly
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That's what I had thought but wanted to make sure first. Anyway, they have stopped doing it and seem fine now.
Tom
Yep evidently they've proven all they need to prove
Carol
 
Tom
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
And I forgot to add that Angel had the female breeding tube somewhat out and Stanley also had the male tubes(it looked like).
Tom
 
Butterfly
  • #10
ooohhh bet they spawn in the next couple of days. Good luck!
Carol
 
Sabi
  • #11
Hey, that's great man! You are lucky!
 
Allie
  • #12
The pairing off is the easy part...the hard part is getting them to keep the eggs long enough to become fry.
 
Isabella
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The pairing off is the easy part...the hard part is getting them to keep the eggs long enough to become fry.
Oh yes, that's very true!
 
Tom
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
Isabella or Jim, any comment on my question?
Tom
 
Isabella
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Isabella or Jim, any comment on my question?
I'm sorry Tom, but which question? ;D
 
Tom
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Isabella
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Tom
  • Thread Starter
  • #18
LOL ... hasn't it already been answered? ;D

Ya, but I want a few of other peoples experience with it. Someone that breeds fish for many of the stores here said that it could just be a way of showing territory between the sexes or a way of testing the potential mate.
Tom
 
Isabella
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Tom, I actually don't have that much experience with Angels locking their mouths. I myself don't know exactly what it may mean, but I'd trust what Carol has said. She's been keeping Angels for a long time and has bred them a lot too, so she's probably seen the mouth-lock a lot. I only saw it for a very short while among my Angels. I now suppose it meant they were pairing off. I don't know if the mouth-lock also means aggression.
 
Tom
  • Thread Starter
  • #20
Then, Jim, can you help at all?
Tom
 
Xtreme_B
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I had 2 Angels when we were stationed in Germany and they did the lip-lock for a while.And not long after that they layed eggs,but I didn't know what I was doing so the fry didn't survive . Not that I would know now....lol.But atleast now I have all of you to help me out whenever I need help.

Susanne
 
Tom
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  • #22
There's nothing yet, but they seem to be just under a year old(basing on the size of one of my angels). Since that scene, they have been sticking together more and will do everything together too.
Tom
 

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